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Cool article in BBC news. I thought Lindytoes might like this article. - Art

Exoplanets are around every star, study suggests
By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News, Austin, Texas

"There may be billions of Earth-sized planets out there

Every star twinkling in the night sky plays host to at least one planet, a new study suggests.

That implies there are some 10 billion Earth-sized planets in our galaxy.

Using a technique called gravitational microlensing, an international team found a handful of exoplanets that imply the existence of billions more.

The findings were released at the 219th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting, alongside reports of the smallest "exoplanets" ever discovered."

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